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and so ends tourism for Cambodia;

 

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Foreigners wishing to enter the Kingdom amid the global COVID-19 outbreak are now required to self-quarantine for two weeks after arriving in the country, according to an immigration official.

“Foreigners must be certified they are COVID-19 free,” General Keo Vanthan, spokesman for the General Immigration Department, said today. “They must have $50,000 in a personal bank account [for health insurance]. They must also be quarantined for 14 days [here].”

Gen Vanthan said immigration officials started implementing the requirements on March 31.

“Until now, there has been no [arriving] foreigner placed under quarantine,” he said.

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710311/14-days-self-quarrantine-for-all-foreigners-entering-the-kingdom/

i wonder if the Chinese are held to this?

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$50,000 USD to cover healthcare!  By this time next year tourism will no longer be a contributor to the Cambodian economy if they do not revamp the visa requirements to make it easier...

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2 minutes ago, Puchaiyank said:

$50,000 USD to cover healthcare!  By this time next year tourism will no longer be a contributor to the Thai economy if they do not revamp the visa requirements to make it easier...

Cambodia ....

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Strange requirements.

 

Why would I keep 50k USD in a bank account at zero interest instead of having the money work for me? I have not seen that rule for other countries. Would have been nice if they accepted health insurance with proper cover as an alternative.

 

Thailands requirements, once they open the country up again, seem like heaven on earth compared to that with only health insurance required.

 

Still do not know how to do that covid test in Europe, but time will tell. We need to wait anyway.

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These stringent new ENTRY requirements for CAMBODIA only apply to any foreigner wishing to ENTER the Kingdom during the current virus threat. They do not apply to foreigners resident in the Kingdom. There are still a few international flights INTO Phnom Penh. Tourists stranded here have no worries, the Cambodian Government has allowed them to use their existing TVs until they are able to fly back to their home country. No need for any extensions and visits to Immigration.  For foreign residents needing visa renewals or extensions, it is business as normal (very simple and no queues) through official civilian visa agencies and, ultimately, immigration in Phnom Penh.

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13 minutes ago, Burma Bill said:

These stringent new ENTRY requirements for CAMBODIA only apply to any foreigner wishing to ENTER the Kingdom during the current virus threat. They do not apply to foreigners resident in the Kingdom. There are still a few international flights INTO Phnom Penh. Tourists stranded here have no worries, the Cambodian Government has allowed them to use their existing TVs until they are able to fly back to their home country. No need for any extensions and visits to Immigration.  For foreign residents needing visa renewals or extensions, it is business as normal (very simple and no queues) through official civilian visa agencies and, ultimately, immigration in Phnom Penh.

The problem I see as it stands right now is "You can not get there from here, as the borders are closed" or am I being misled.....

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1 minute ago, ThailandRyan said:

The problem I see as it stands right now is "You can not get there from here, as the borders are closed" or am I being misled.....

 

No, they are indeed closed. And flights in are on hold as well at least till end of the month.

 

Cambodia is in an interesting position in that it appears to have fully contained the virus for now but risks altering that the second they open their borders.

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1 minute ago, ThailandRyan said:

The problem I see as it stands right now is "You can not get there from here, as the borders are closed" or am I being misled.....

That is correct, borders are closed with the exception of Pnom Penh airport where special entry arrangements, including the strict new regulations, are there for certain foreigners (not tourists) who need to enter the Kingdom.

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4 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

 

No, they are indeed closed. And flights in are on hold as well at least till end of the month.

 

Cambodia is in an interesting position in that it appears to have fully contained the virus for now but risks altering that the second they open their borders.

There are still some international flights to/from Phnom Penh. Today Tuesday 7 April, there were flights arriving from Malaysia (KL). China, Macau, South Korea (Seoul) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) (ref: cambodia airports arrivals/departures).

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Smart idea. Cambodia has 115 cases. About 100 were imported and the others caught from the importers.  Covid seems not to be circulating among the communities and has been contained.... for the time being.

 

But the heath system is weak and would be easily overwhelmed. And covid can get out of control quickly.

 

As Covid case numbers increase in many other countries better restrict the main supply of new cases in Cambodia.

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Well that is exactly the thinking but of course closed borders come at a price.

 

I expect they will open to neighboring countries (VN, Thailand) before they open to people from other countries and they will do this only when  satisfied that both countries have the spread under control and are also implementing  ban on incoming travelers from outside the immediate region.

 

Given the state of the epidemic in US and Europe likely a long time before nationals from there can enter Cambodia.

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Good interest rates in Cambodia & Laos.

Self quarantine is about as useless as breasts on a bull unless you are responsible 

as has been witnessed in Thailand, Responsible to head to Cambodia at this time ?

I think not 

 

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Covid is not being reported in Cambodia and i seriously doubt more than  a handful have been tested.

because He does not want it to be

 

why would he declare a state of emergency

why would he cancel khmer new years

Why close the borders (well he didn't; vietnam, laos and Thailand did ) 🙂

if all was safe.

 

How many people were close to the people off the cruise liner he allowed to dock

How many thousands of Chinese were flying in over the past 3 months, (an still are)

 

Think about it

 

I dont believe what the goverment is telling us here in Thailand and i sure as hell wouldn't trust anything out out of the Cambodian goverment..

 

 

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On 4/7/2020 at 9:26 PM, phuketrichard said:

Covid is not being reported in Cambodia and i seriously doubt more than  a handful have been tested.

because He does not want it to be

 

why would he declare a state of emergency

why would he cancel khmer new years

Why close the borders (well he didn't; vietnam, laos and Thailand did ) 🙂

if all was safe.

 

How many people were close to the people off the cruise liner he allowed to dock

How many thousands of Chinese were flying in over the past 3 months, (an still are)

 

Think about it

 

I dont believe what the goverment is telling us here in Thailand and i sure as hell wouldn't trust anything out out of the Cambodian goverment..

 

 

 

Khmer New years has been canceled.

 

A ban by government on people flying in and out is in place

 

And the border ban for entry i(as opposed to exit) s a Cambodian decision.

 

Cambdia has not only taking strong measures, so womeuld say draconian ones.

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8 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

Cambdia has not only taking strong measures, so womeuld say draconian ones.

As I understand it lots of non-essential shops are still open, they're leaving the owners to decide whether to close. Some venues have been closed, but someone here reported they can still go out for a social drink in Siem Reap.

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Because it was never more than a focal outbreak efforts are on containment not nationwide lockdown.  People returning form abroad and contacts of known cases are put into forceable confinement.

 

Quite extensive measures -- of a sort that would be impossible in a democracy -- were used to track down and "apprehend" everyone falling into these 2 categories.

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On 4/7/2020 at 7:11 PM, Sheryl said:

Well that is exactly the thinking but of course closed borders come at a price.

 

I expect they will open to neighboring countries (VN, Thailand) before they open to people from other countries and they will do this only when  satisfied that both countries have the spread under control and are also implementing  ban on incoming travelers from outside the immediate region.

 

Given the state of the epidemic in US and Europe likely a long time before nationals from there can enter Cambodia.

 

 

I have been saying this on here and elsewhere for a while now. It's about time they opened local borders at the very least between Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand where there is very low rates of Coronavirus.

 

They will have to soon or there will be mass riots, gold shop robberies, 7-11 convenience store attacks, as they people become more and more desperate.

 

It's all well and good for Prayut and Hun Sen in their ivory towers. If they think they can rely on domestic tourism to pull themselves out of this, where is the money going to come from with mass unemployment and people hardly able to put food on the table.

 

Regards the state of the USA and Europe, although I agree with you, there is a flip side. They will NOT WANT to be travelling far from home to see Angkor Wat or the Grand palace. They will holiday at home, if at all, with all travel restrictions in place and rules and regulations, social distancing, etc.

 

There would be absolutely no fun in flying all that way for 14 days quarantine etc. Western people will just not accept this. UK domestic travel bookings up 60% already, so it's too late now, even if they opened the borders tomorrow, for this year.

 

If Thailand or Cambodia think when they lift the restrictions, people will flood back they are very much in cuckooland. USA has more sights and attractions and diversity than any other country in the world and Europe certainly has far more to offer and better value these days, than Asia.

 

If they are waiting for the much lauded Chinese, they may have a long wait. The Chinese, who hate criticism, may not allow its citizens to travel internationally for fear of a second wave and them getting blamed for it.

 

 

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